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Susan B Anthony

Susan B. Anthony met William Lloyd Garrison and Fredrick Douglass. She became inspired to want to do more to help end slavery. She became an abolitionist.

Susan B. Anthony traveled around the country with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and gave speeches demanding that women be given the right to vote.

When Congress passed the 14th and 15th amendments which give voting rights to African American men, Anthony and Stanton were disappointed and opposed the legislation because it didn’t include the right to vote for women.

In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting. She was tried and fined $100 for her crime. This made many people angry and brought national attention to the suffrage movement.

In 1888, she helped to merge the two largest suffrage associations into one, the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. She led the group until 1900. Her discipline, energy, and ability to organize made her a strong and successful leader.

Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before women were given the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

(Hayward, Nancy. “Susan B. Anthony.” National Women’s History Museum, 2017. 23 July 2019)